Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 5:55 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell. 

Daniel Lesperance entered the meeting at 6:00 pm.  Mr. Lesperance expressed concern that many residents don’t have their “house numbers” displayed.  He said that he had spoken to someone from No. Stratford and they had informed him that they had applied for a grant from PNGTS in the amount of $4,000.00 and used that money to purchase “house numbers” for all the residences in Town.  Mr. Lesperance left the information he had been given with the Board.  Mr. Lesperance left the meeting at 6:05 pm.

At 6:15 on a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to enter non-public session per RSA 91-A:3(II)(e) and (l).

At 6:20 on a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell the Board voted to return to public session.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to seal the minutes of the non-public session.

An Intent to Cut was approved for Christopher Nelson.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board approved the minutes of the September 25, 2019 meeting.

An appointment form was signed appointing Dr. Soucy as the Town’s Health Officer.

A letter was signed nominating Selectman Cloutier as the Town’s Representative to the Nash Stream Advisory Citizens Committee.

Selectman Cloutier signed the contract with C.N. Brown to provide oil for the Town’s buildings this winter.

The Board reviewed a draft “Event Policy”.  Changes were made and Marcia will have it ready for approval for the next meeting.

The Board will work on the “Enforcement Policy” at the next meeting.

An e-mail was received from George Sansoucy’s office recommending that the Town enter into a five-year contract with his firm to do the utility appraisals.  Marcia was instructed to contact them to provide us with prices and a contract to be reviewed.

An Engagement Letter was signed with Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella to represent the Town in the tax abatement action by PSNH for 2018 against the Town.

Selectman Campbell reviewed for the other Board members a proposed budget for the Northern Borders Regional Dispatch Center.  A meeting will be held tomorrow (October 10th) in Canaan beginning at 5:30 pm.

Marcia informed the Board that she is still waiting for back-up documents from the GNWCA regarding their tax exemption application.

Marcia told the Board members that she had found the Boston Post Cane website that Tom Wallace had spoken to Selectman Campbell about.  An e-mail was sent to them updating Columbia’s information.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen